Violations

  • Union minister Salman Khurshid booked for violating model code of conduct 23-04-2014 11:57 PM

    An FIR was on Wednesday registered against Union minister Salman Khurshid and one of his supporters for alleged violation of poll code here. Khurshid, it is alleged that held an election meeting in the evening here after the prescribed time for the campaigning was over. The case was registered at...
  • Two non-bailable warrants issued against RJD MP Prabhunath Singh 21-04-2014 09:09 PM

    A court in Bihar's Saran district on Monday issued two Non-Bailable Warrants (NBWs) against RJD MP Prabhunath Singh and others in connection with two cases lodged against them for poll-related offences. Chief Judicial Magistrate Anil Kumar Jha issued the warrants against Singh and others after the police prayed for custody...
  • EC's notice to Mulayam for allegedly threatening teachers to vote for SP 18-04-2014 08:09 PM

    The Election Commission on Friday issued a show cause notice to ruling Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening school teachers appointed on contract by Uttar Pradesh government to either vote for his party in Lok Sabha polls or risk losing permanentstatus. Holding that Yadav has prima facie...
  • Beni Prasad violates poll code by using more cars than permissible, booked 31-03-2014 03:22 PM

    Union Steel Minister and Congress candidate Beni Prasad Verma has been booked for the violation of Model Code of Conduct, the District Magistrate said on Monday. Beni organised a roadshow in Tarabganj tehsil on Sunday evening, in which the number of vehicles was beyond permissible limit, DM Vikas Gothalwal said....
  • 180 cases of poll violations reported from Jharkhand 28-03-2014 09:08 PM

    As many as 180 cases of poll violations have been reported in Jharkhand, an official said on Friday. "A total 180 cases of poll violations have been reported till now and 167 FIRs have been lodged for breaking the model code of conduct. The Bharatiya Janata Party tops with 47...
  • Khurshid hits out at UP police over poll code violation case 28-03-2014 03:30 PM

    Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday attacked Uttar Pradesh police for lodging a case of violation of model code of conduct against him, saying he would have taken the police team "hostage" as it had entered the premises without any warrant. "Had I been present in the hospital, I would...
  • LS polls: Salman Khurshid booked for violation of poll code 24-03-2014 05:52 PM

    Union minister Salman Khurshid has been booked for alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct in his parliamentary constituency in Farrukhabad, police said. The FIR was registered on Sunday night against Khurshid and his two supporters after a vehicle, loaded with solar lights and some other material purportedly meant for...
  • Sriramulu surrenders before court in poll code violation case 24-03-2014 02:13 PM

    Former Karnataka minister B Sriramulu, who joined the BJP recently to contest Bellary Lok Sabha seat, on Monday surrendered before a court in Bellary which had issued a Non-Bailable Warrant against him in a case relating to poll code violation during Assembly polls last year. Sriramulu appeared before the Judicial...
  • CEC seeks report on poll code violation by former DGP Harish Meena 22-03-2014 09:59 PM

    The Rajasthan Election Department has sought factual report about the alleged violation of poll code by former DGP and BJP candidate Harish Meena at a government bungalow in Jaipur. "I have sought a report in this case," Chief Electoral Officer of Rajasthan Ashok Jain told reporters here on Saturday when...
  • Model Code violation case registered against BSP candidate 22-03-2014 01:40 PM

    A case of violation of the election Model Code of Conduct has been registered against the BSP candidate for Bijnore constituency, Maluk Nagar and two others, police said on Saturday. Maluk and two other activists were booked on Friday over allegations of holding a meeting in Meerapur district in Muzaffarnagarwithout...
  • Government violates poll code by transferring BDOs, claims BJP 20-03-2014 11:29 PM

    Main opposition BJP in Uttarakhand lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, on Thursday, accusing the state government of violating the model code of conduct by transferring 25 BDOs recently. Citing a recent directive of the commission putting a ban on transfers after February 15, Leader of Opposition in the...
  • AAP leader Kumar Vishwas booked for poll code violation 08-03-2014 03:26 PM

    AAP candidate Kumar Vishwas and 20 others have been booked in neighbouring Sultanpur district for allegedly violating prohibitory orders and the model code of conduct for elections. An FIR has been lodged against Vishwas and 20 other unknown people in Sadar Kotwali police station, district magistrate Pradip Kumar Yadav said....
  • Sonia Gandhi not to depose in human rights violation case: Attorney 27-01-2014 03:53 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi will not depose in US in a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her by a Sikh rights group, her attorney has said. Responding to a demand made by Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), Sonia's attorney Ravi Batra told that she will not depose in the case....
  • Army chief, Kashmir governor discuss border situation 18-01-2014 09:28 PM

    Indian Army chief Gen Bikram Singh called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Saturday and discussed the situation on the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border in the state. "Accompanied by the northern army commander Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, Gen Bikram Singh today called on Governor...
  • Two Ghaziabad schools booked for violating closure orders 18-01-2014 03:07 PM

    Two schools have been booked in Ghaziabad for violating closure orders till January 20. A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against the schools at Indirapuram police station for not following the district magistrate's instructions. "On Friday, we conducted videographs and submitted them to police. The cases have been registered...
  • Indian Army lodges protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations 17-01-2014 05:43 PM

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations at brigadier-level flag meeting along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. "We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Army authorities over the ceasefire violations along LoC in Poonch at the brigadier-level...
  • Indian Army tries to control situation, not escalate it: Bikram Singh 13-01-2014 12:57 PM

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday refuted allegations that the Indian Army was not retaliating strongly during ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Speaking to media at the annual press conference, the General said that the endeavour of Indian Army was to control the situation at the border and...
  • India, Pakistan DGMOs agree to maintain ceasefire at LoC 24-12-2013 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: India's Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia met his Pakistani counterpart Major General Amir Riaz at the Wagah-Attari border to ease tension and ensure peace at the Line of Control (LoC). General Bhatia said that both sides have agreed to maintain ceasefire along the defacto...
  • India, Pakistan DGMOs to meet after 14 years to discuss LoC tensions 24-12-2013 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: The DGMOs of India and Pakistan will meet on Tuesday after 14 years at India-Pakistan Wagah border in Punjab. Lt General Vinod Bhatia is expected to cross over to Pakistan at the Wagah border to hold discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Major General Amir Riaz. On the agenda...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Kathua district, BSF officer injured 19-12-2013 04:25 PM

    In a ceasefire violation, a BSF officer was injured on Thursday in sniper firing from across the Indo-Pak border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. There was sniper firing from across the International Border (IB) on a forward border post in Kathua district around 1300 hours, a BSF officer...
  • India, Pakistan DGMOs to meet on December 24 to ensure peace along LoC 17-12-2013 09:56 PM

    New Delhi/Islamabad: DGMOs of India and Pakistan will meet at the Wagah border on December 24 to discuss ways to ensure ceasefire on the Line of Control, three months after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his counterpart Nawaz Sharif proposed this meeting to defuse tensions. The meeting of the Director...
  • Both India and Pak DGMOs can decide when to meet: Bashir 01-12-2013 07:18 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistan Ambassador to India Salman Bashir on Saturday said it was upon the DGMOs of India and Pakistan to meet if they wished to do so and they are best qualified to deal with matters pertaining to their domain. "We have left it to the headquarters of the...
  • Poll panel reprimands BJP nominee for violation of poll code 28-11-2013 10:30 PM

    The Election Commission has held BJP nominee from Narela Assembly constituency, Vishwas Sarang guilty of violation of the model code of conduct during the recently-held Assembly elections, and reprimanded him. Sarang, the sitting MLA from the seat, had reportedly donated Rs. one lakh to a Jain temple when the poll...
  • Eight ABVP workers arrested for violating poll code 27-11-2013 11:35 PM

    Eight ABVP workers, including the district unit chief, were arrested for allegedly violating model code of conduct during the recently concluded Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, police said on Wednesday. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad workers had staged a protest in Raigarhlast month without taking official permission as model code was in...
  • EC reprimands Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA for violating model code 27-11-2013 10:15 PM

    Holding him guilty of violating the Model Code of Conduct by announcing a grant of Rs one lakh to a Jain temple, the Election Commission has reprimanded Vishwas Sarang, BJP MLA from Narela in Madhya Pradesh. "The Commission is thus satisfied that you have violated the provisions of sub para...
  • J&K: After 2-week-long lull, Pakistan violates ceasefire 22-11-2013 06:11 PM

    After a fortnight's lull, Pakistani troops on Friday violated the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir yet again, opening fire on Indian positions in Mendhar sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, defence officials said. Defence sources said that Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions in Balakote area...
  • Rajapaksa rejects Cameron's demand for probe into war crimes 17-11-2013 09:48 AM

    Colombo: Defiant in the face of pressure over alleged rights violations during the war against the LTTE, President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday rejected British Prime Minister David Cameron's warning of an international inquiry and said Sri Lanka must be trusted to conduct its own probe. "It is his view. This...
  • Sri Lanka says 'nothing to hide' despite pressure before CHOGM 14-11-2013 09:34 PM

    Sri Lanka's president defended his government's human rights record on Thursday, saying he had "nothing to hide", but on the eve of a Commonwealth summit in Colombo he faced fresh questions over the treatment of ethnic minority Tamils. Mahinda Rajapaksa said a system was in place to deal with rights...
  • Ceasefire violations causing economic stress: Omar Abdullah 14-11-2013 07:24 AM

    Jammu: Tension on the Line of Control and the international border directly impacts the tranquillity and development process in Jammu and Kashmir and endangers life and property of the people, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday. "Ceasefire violations and shelling not only make the people leave their homes, but...
  • Will give Pakistan benefit of doubt but not at India's cost, says Khurshid 11-11-2013 08:25 PM

    India will give Pakistan the "benefit of the doubt" as they pursue peace amid a series of ceasefire violations along the LoC but this cannot be at India's cost, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said. "...if you look at the ground reality and you look at the result of...